Wahoo Fishing Charters Gold Coast
Wahoo are a high speed pelagic fish species that pass through Gold coast offshore waters between December and April, they are very similar in shape to Mackerel but can be distinguished by its different jaw shape, and the length of its dorsal fin and its colour pattern of cobalt blue bars over their long streamline silver sides, Wahoo Fishing Charters Gold coast
A truly stunning fish when first removed from the water, however they lose their colour quickly, a prime sport fish regularly taken on board our half day deep sea fishing charters off the Gold coast.
Wahoo are usually taken while trolling either large hard bodied or hex head skirt style lures, however they are also happy to devour a well presented dead or live bait. My favourite baits include live yellowtail, slimy mackerel, Pike, tailor, small tuna, bonito, and pilchards. Other species are often encountered when chasing Wahoo off the Gold coast, these include Spanish and spotted Mackerel, Black Marlin, Cobia and sailfish. Wahoo are a true speed demon, they can swim at extremely high speeds and have been known to hit lures when trolled at speeds up to 16 knots.
Their scissor like jaw action with razor sharp teeth can easily bite through monofilament line so a short wire trace is handy to avoid snip offs and the loss of expensive lures, but Wahoo can be shy and sometimes wont touch wire.
Wahoo Fishing charters gold coast
Wahoo are a fairly solitary species but some times of the year they do move in small schools and multiple hook ups are not uncommon.
They are a pelagic species and tend to swim high up in the water column near the surface. Its not unusual to see a Wahoo swim right up to back of the boat in the burley trail.
Heavy tackle is required to stop these speedsters, we recommend a mainline between 10-20kgs on a reel that has a good line capacity. The Wahoo’s initial run is usually long and blistering, only the best quality rods and reels will stand up to them.
Wahoo are a highly prized game fishing species and also make great table fare, a boat is essential for catching monster Wahoo off the Gold coast as they are very rarely taken from the shore, if you don’t have a boat and would like the chance to try and catch a Wahoo you can visit our home page for more information. Gold coast fishing charters and tours. 0r give our friendly staff a call on (07) 5529 9658